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The RAPS Regulatory Conference – Europe 2020 will take place at the:
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
47 Wolvengracht 47 1000 Brussels BE, Rue du Fossé aux Loups, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone: +32 2 219 28 28
Featuring a modern Art Deco façade that includes a stunning atrium, glass dome and a river designed by renowned architect Michel Jaspers, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels is conveniently located in the city center. It offers easy access to the metro and major rail lines and Central Station is just 500 meters away. Brussels Airport (BRU) is about 15 kilometers from the hotel and Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) lies about 69 kilometers away. Popular attractions including the Grand Place, Manneken Pis and the BOZAR Museum are just a short walk from the hotel. The hotel’s location in Brussels city center offers guests the opportunity to discover local culture, popular restaurants and bars and trendy shopping streets. From historical charm to gastronomic delights, the city offers something for everyone.
RAPS has secured a discounted room block directly at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel for conference attendees. Please mention that you are participating in the RAPS Conference.
Check-in time is 15h00 and check-out time is 12.00 the day of scheduled departure. Although the hotel will make every reasonable effort to accommodate guests who arrive before the check-in time, the client recognizes that guest rooms may not be immediately available. You may store your baggage at the hotel until you are able to check-in.
Online reservation link coming soon.
Access & Public Transport
The Radisson Blu Brussels is conveniently located in the city center. It offers easy access to the metro and major rail lines and Central Station is just 500 meters away.
Brussels’ Central Station runs both international and national trains and connections directly to Brussels Midi Station: the terminal for Eurostar & Thalys services London (1h25), Paris (1H20) and Amsterdam (1h55) can straightforwardly be reached by foot.
The closest metro station “De Brouckère” can be walked to in three minutes and connects to Midi Station as well as the whole underground system of Brussels.
Brussels airport (BRU) is about 15 kilometers from the hotel and Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) lies about 69 kilometers away.
Train / Bus / Car
The train is the quickest transportation from Brussels airport to hotel. The Airport Express trains depart every 15 minutes and take only 20 minutes to reach Brussels Central Station (Gare Centrale), which is just a few hundred meters from the hotel property.
Brussels Airport-Zaventem train station is located on level -1 of the terminal, at a small distance from the arrivals hall (2nd floor) and the departures hall (3rd floor).
Brussel-Central: 17 min
Visit Belgian Railway Company SNCB be to consult the schedules or buy a ticket.
To consult the schedules: go to the dedicated Brussels Airport Zaventem station page and click on the orange button to get real-time information.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
The Brussels City Shuttle is the easiest way to travel from and to the airport to Brussels. The bus times are scheduled to fit in with the flight times and they start running at 3.30am. There is a bus every 30 minutes. To get the best price, you can buy your ticket online in advance. Brussels City Shuttle
From South Station (Gare du Midi - Zuidstation)
From South Station, trams depart every 10 minutes and take only 10 minutes to reach De Brouckère Station or Central Station. Take Tram 3 (direction Esplanade) or Tram 4 (direction Gare du Nord) and disembark at Central Station or De Brouckère. The hotel is a short walk from either station.
The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel can easily be accessed by car. Just follow the signs to the city center and drive towards Cathedrale St.Michel St.Gudule; where a side road turns into Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups. The underground private parking is right after the main entrance. Parking costs: 5€/hour – 35€/day.
Bus and metro options
Guests can travel efficiently throughout Brussels via the metro system. The De Brouckère and Central Station stops are only a few hundred meters away. Another convenient option is the Arenberg public bus, which stops next to the hotel’s main entrance. The concierge can arrange a car, taxi or bicycle for guests. The concierge can also reserve train tickets for both national and international travel.
Underground private parking is available at EUR 35 per day during the week and EUR 20 per day during weekends.